An indomitable woman who traveled a lot, Emily Austin (Bryan) Perry was one of the children of Moses Austin, of Austinville, Virginia. Like her famous brother, Stephen F. Austin, she settled in Texas as one of that region’s earliest colonists.
While traveling about seeking treatment for a sickly daughter, she wrote many letters home — letters that show a distinctively compact, legible hand.
The challenge for me in designing the face: resisting the temptation to read and re-read her bossy directives and urgent appeals, all packed tightly together on a page.
Emily Austin has a complete character set, and then some.